Things to see & do

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What's on at Overbeck's

Why not join Charlotte each Wednesday from 12 noon until 2pm and try your hand at watercolour painting?

Each session costs £8. Booking is advisable.

Art workshops: what you said

  • 'Excellent art class with an inspiring teacher'
  • 'Lots of useful help and advice - very generous with her tips of how to achieve quick effects'
  • 'Absolutely splendid! We learnt such a lot. I would thoroughly recommend her'
  • 'Art class very relaxed and informative'

Take a look at our unusual collections

Overbeck's has thousands of artefacts in its care. Beetles and butterflies, turtle shells and armadillo handbags, tin soldiers and china dolls; these are just a few of the many wonders on display.

Many of these objects can now be viewed online.

Rejuvenate yourself?

Otto's successful invention the rejuvenator made him a rich man and enabled him to purchase his place in the sun. Find out more about this slightly wacky piece of equipment.


  • Pick up a self-guided garden trail from the conservatory
  • Join one of our tours around the garden and museum
  • Choose from a selection of children's trails and quizzes
  • Find the secret door and hunt for Fred the friendly ghost
  • Play the American organ or listen to the Polyphon in the museum

All the latest gossip...

Our pick of the best walks in the area

Easy access paths to more strenuous hiking trails

Easy access paths to more strenuous hiking trails

All just a couple minutes' drive away: